Cost of Attending, Scholarships, and Financial Aid Resources

Tuition & Fees

Cost of Attendance

MLAS courses are billed at the Graduate rate of tuition. Graduate students enrolled in at least one on-campus course are required to pay all student fees. Please visit the Student Accounts web page for information on tuition, fees, and payment options and due dates.

In-state and Out-of-state Tuition Information

Your residency determination will be made by the  centralized state-wide Residency Determination Service (RDS): Read more information on how to apply for in-state residency for tuition purposes.


Beginning in Fall 2019, the MLAS Program will offer competitive scholarships of up to $1,000/semester through the Lee and Martha Newman Fund. To apply for a scholarship with priority consideration, please submit your materials no later than April 30

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to qualifying, degree-seeking Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences students who are enrolled at least half-time (for graduate students, this is 6 credit hours, which is 2 graduate courses).

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on types of aid and how to apply.

Tuition Management Services

UNC Asheville offers a monthly payment plan option through a Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Any student may take advantage of a monthly payment plan through TMS. You may contact TMS at or by calling 1.800.356.8329 to set up a payment plan.

Students attending the Fall semester must have established a payment plan with TMS by August 1. Students attending the Spring semester must have established a payment plan with TMS by December 15. Students who miss these dates will not be able to establish a payment plan for the semester and will be expected to make payment in full prior to registering for classes.

Please direct further questions to TMS at 1.800.356.8329 or to the Office of Student Accounts at 828.251.6664.